Ok…I left you hanging long enough, so I will finish this love story I started to share with you all a while back ago. Now, I already had a girlfriend at the time when I met my future Queen and mother of my 2 Beautiful girls at the auto wrecking yard, so I decided to look through my rear view mirror to see if she was looking back at me.
I think she was, but then again, my brother was standing besides her and she could have been looking at him while chatting. But I like to believe she was looking at me and lets leave that as so. As I was driving on the Staten Island Expressway on my way home from work, I put on some Barry Manilow in the cassette player and the song “I want to Do It” started playing.
At that moment, I started smiling…I was thinking of Donna. Even when I got home where I was living with my childhood best friend’s family, I couldn’t stop thinking about her. Honestly, she was on my mind till I went to sleep. I knew by the next morning, when I would see her by the coffee truck at 7:45, I was going to ask her in a cool way of cause, when her birthday was.
So the very next morning, I woke up in a really good mood. The next morning, I woke up with you know who on my mind. I already have a girlfriend, so why was I thinking of my boss’s daughter so much in a 24 hour period? Who cares…I was never really faithful with any of my girl friends at that time, so the guilt trip I was feeling only lasted about…well…let see.
By the time I gotten out of bed and went in the bathroom to brush my teeth…the guilt trip was gone. I couldn’t wait to get to work and hang about inside the front of the building looking like I was already on the job setting up tires, just to see her through the big front window and watch her pull up in her Trans Am or in her grand mother’s gold Dodge Dart with her dad.
She would get out of her car and walk towards the main entrance where one day, would be the very spot I would get on my knees and ask her to marry me for our 25th Anniversary. She saw me standing by the tire racks to the right of the office, and walked over to say hello. I played it up pretty good pretending I was working and exchanged small talk.
As she walked away…guess what I was doing….Damn right…I was checking her out. She was wearing a black suede blazer, a white and red strip blouse with dark tight Sassoon jeans…Oooooohhhhh Yeaaaaah!!! She was smoking hot and Beautiful. This morning could get even better if I see her at the coffee truck
I was moving car parts onto a pallet when that familiar sound of a horn blasting away letting us all know working down the yard that the coffee truck was here. As I made my way up to it, it was already crowded with all the guys getting their breakfast when there goes Donna and her aunt making their way to the truck themselves.
I was ready to make my move as soon as she stands waiting for her tea. As I said hello again, she did ask me how was my birthday. I couldn’t have planned it any better…I told her it was just fine and asked her right out when her was. She tells me it was in two weeks, on the 17th. Now, I don’t recall my exact words, but I did say something about sharing the same zodiac sign.
Anyway, she went back inside and I went back to our work to have my coffee and butter roll. All I could think of next was how to ask her out for her birthday. Not for nothing, but she did mention that she had a boy friend…but that was ok with me…because I wasn’t the jealous type….yet. What we been doing was talk to each other every once in a while and she would make fun of me of my height.
Because my foster-brother Barry was standing 6-4 and my brother Tim was like 6 feet and here I am just 5-8. I was fine with the teasing from her. Anyone else. I wouldn’t have it. Then one day about a week before her birthday, at the end of the day, I had left an envelope with a Birthday card inside on the driver side of her Trans Am that read…Do you know what Good Girls get on their Birthday…and on the bottom I wrote… A Candle Light Dinner for Two…if you like….from Mike (Shorty)…and drove away.
I waited till that Friday to do that because her Birthday was the following week. The next Monday, when she came in to work, she was standing by the side exit of the main office and waved me over. I stopped what I was doing, and made my way up to her as she met me half way with a big smile on my face.
She then started poking me on my chest lightly saying to me that she didn’t know that I liked her… What could I say…I did and a lot. We teased each other then went back to work. As I was walking back down the dirt path, I looked back to see her and as she was walking back to her office, she had turned around right before she open the side door and turned back and we both just looked at each other….and smiled. Little did she know, but as we both exchanged smiles, under my breath I said…Your going to be mine one day.